A team of outstanding surgeons from all over the world who have made recent major advances in the management and treatment of Keratoconus, have shared their invaluable experiences in this book. Each one of them is a brilliant medical writer as well; the quality which is not commonly found. Includes latest techniques which were expressly ideated to strengthen or to replace a weakened corneal stroma. Collagen cross-linking may prove to be very effective in the management of Ectasia.
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Thomas Bournias (Author)
Publication Date: October 4, 2004 | ISBN-10: 1405104406 | ISBN-13: 978-1405104401 | Edition: 1
Designed as a quick read for both students on an ophthalmology rotation and others who want to know more about the specialty, Blueprints Ophthalmology covers the essentials of ophthalmology that every practitioner will need to know.
Pocket-sized and practical, this book covers the most common conditions students are likely to encounter. It focuses on the essential content students need to know during a rotation allowing for a fast, easy read. The text emphasizes pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
Blueprints Ophthalmology explains the fundamental anatomy and concepts of ophthalmology with separate chapters covering disorders by causes or conditions. It provides the reader with a broad understanding of the structure and function of the eye as well as how to evaluate a patient’s condition.
An eight-page insert contains full-color photographs that enhance the reader’s knowledge. Twenty-five multiple-choice and matching review questions are included to help students test their understanding of the subject. The book also features valuable appendices on career and residency opportunities, a handy reference list of commonly prescribed medications, and a glossary.
Blueprints Ophthalmology is perfect for medical students. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and related health professionals will also find this book valuable.
Hugo Quiroz-Mercado (Author), John B. Kerrison (Author), D. Virgil Alfaro (Author), William F. Mieler (Author), Peter E. Liggett (Author)
Publication Date: June 8, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0781797152 | ISBN-13: 978-0781797153 | Edition: Second
Macular Surgery, Second Edition serves as a comprehensive and contemporary review of macular diseases and their management. An exhaustive review of the latest proven surgical techniques and therapies for treatment of macular disorders is provided, with emphasis on proven techniques from extensive reviews of controlled clinical trials. Specific chapters of the book are devoted to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, subretinal hemorrhage, and choroidal neovascularization. An entire section is devoted to prevention of complications from macular surgery. All chapters are written by leading experts within the field.
Jeffrey Kiel (Author)
Publication Date: January 14, 2011 | Series: Integrated Systems Physiology: from Molecule to Function
This presentation describes the unique anatomy and physiology of the vascular beds that serve the eye. The needs for an unobstructed light path from the cornea to the retina and a relatively fixed corneal curvature and distance between refractive structures pose significant challenges for the vasculature to provide nutrients and remove metabolic waste. To meet these needs, the ocular vascular beds are confined to the periphery of the posterior two thirds of the eye and a surrogate circulation provides a continuous flow of aqueous humor to nourish the avascular cornea, lens and vitreous compartment. The production of aqueous humor (and its ease of egress from the eye) also generates the intraocular pressure (IOP), which maintains the shape of the eye. However, the IOP also exerts a compressing force on the ocular blood vessels that is higher than elsewhere in the body. This is particularly true for the intraocular veins, which must have a pressure higher than IOP to remain patent, and so the IOP is the effective venous pressure for the intraocular vascular beds. Consequently, the ocular circulation operates at a lower perfusion pressure gradient than elsewhere in the body and is more at risk for ischemic damage when faced with low arterial pressure, particularly if IOP is elevated. This risk and the specialized tissues of the eye give rise to the fascinating physiology of the ocular circulations. Table of Contents: Introduction / Anatomy / Blood flow measuring techniques / Ocular perfusion pressure, IOP and the ocular Starling resistor effect / Ocular blood flow effects on IOP / Local control of ocular blood flow / Neural control of ocular blood flow / Summary
by Weinreb, R.N.; Garway-Health, D.F.
Progression of Glaucoma is the topic of the eighth World Glaucoma Association Consensus. There has been considerable attention to the diagnosis of glaucoma during the past twenty years. In fact, this was the topic of the inaugural WGA consensus report in 2003. During the past decade, however, numerous studies have been undertaken to also investigate the progression of glaucoma. With substantial improvement in existing diagnostic technologies and the rapid development of others, one can better determine whether there has been progressive disease. Hence, the results of this report will have broad and significant impact on clinical practice and glaucoma research. The global faculty, consisting of leading authorities on the clinical and scientific aspects of glaucoma progression, met in Paris on June 28, 2011, just prior to the World Glaucoma Congress, to discuss the reports and refine the consensus statements.As with prior meetings, it was a daunting task to seek and obtain consensus on such a complicated and nuanced subject. It is unclear how each of us decides how we practice, and evidence to guide us often is sparse. Collection of patient data to study progression often takes years. Hence, this consensus, as with the others, is based not only on the published literature, but also on expert opinion. Although consensus does not replace and is not a surrogate for scientific investigation, it does provide considerable value, especially when the desired evidence is lacking. The goal of this consensus is to provide a foundation for identifying progression of glaucoma and how it can be best done in clinical practice. Identification of those areas for which we have little evidence and, therefore, the need for additional research always is a high priority. We hope that this consensus report will serve as a benchmark of our understanding. However, this consensus report, as with each of the others, is intended to be fluid. It is expected that it will be revised and improved with the emergence of new evidence.
Helena M. Tabery (Author)
Publication Date: January 31, 2012 | ISBN-10: 3642216331 | ISBN-13: 978-3642216336 | Edition: 2012
Despite differences in frequency, causation, and infectivity, adenovirus epithelial keratitis and Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis (TSPK) are often confused in clinical practice owing to the similarity between adenovirus epithelial infiltrates and ‘coarse’ epithelial TSPK lesions. This book presents the morphological features, dynamics, and sequelae of adenovirus and Thygeson’s keratitides captured at high magnification in the living human cornea. It thereby fills the existing void between conventional photographs and slit-lamp observations. Case reports demonstrate the importance of patient history in differential diagnosis, illustrate the need for familiarity with early manifestations of adenovirus infections, and assist in the diagnosis of rare variants of TSPK. Furthermore, the detailed observations on the natural course of the diseases ensure that the book will serve not only as a diagnostic tool but also as a reference when evaluating the effects of potential new treatments.